Algerian president returns to Germany to be treated for COVID-19 complications

Algerian president returns to Germany to be treated for COVID-19 complications
This file image grab taken on December 13, 2020 from a video published on the personal twitter account of Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune shows him delivering a speech to a camera next to an Algerian flag. (AFP)
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Updated 10 January 2021

Algerian president returns to Germany to be treated for COVID-19 complications

Algerian president returns to Germany to be treated for COVID-19 complications
  • Tebboune, 75, had returned home two weeks ago from Germany after two months of treatment for COVID-19
  • The treatment of the complications “was not medically urgent”

ALGIERS: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune flew back to Germany on Sunday for treatment in hospital of complications in his foot resulting from a coronavirus infection, the presidency said.
Tebboune, 75, had returned home two weeks ago from Germany after two months of treatment for COVID-19.
The treatment of the complications “was not medically urgent” and had been due to take place during Tebboune’s last stay in Germany, the presidency said in a statement.
At the time, Tebboune decided to postpone the treatment because of some obligations that prompted him to return home on Dec. 29, it said.
Tebboune late last month signed this year’s budget law and a decree paving the way for the implementation of an amendment to the constitution that was approved in a referendum in November.